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18 October 2010

Kembang Island, South Kalimantan

Kembang island located in the middle of the Barito river included in the administrative region in Alalak, Kuala Barito regency, South Kalimantan province. Kembang Island is located in the western city of Banjarmasin. Kembang Island designated as forest tourism based on the Decree. Minister of Agriculture.788/Kptsum12/1976 with area 60 ha.

Kembang Island is a habitat for long-tailed macaques (monkeys) and several species of birds. Kembang island region is also one tourist attraction located in the forest areas in Barito Kuala District.
In the forest area of this tour there is an altar dedicated as a place to put the offerings for the "keeper" Kembang island who symbolized by statues of two white monkey tangible (Hanuman), by a community of ethnic Chinese-Indonesian who has a certain vows or vows. One male goat for a gold plated horns usually released into the forest Kembang island if a request was successful or fulfilled. in Barito River we can see the beautiful sunrise. and in barito river you can buyed anything in Pasar Terapung (Traditional Market in the river)

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